E-Waste and Digital Dumping Lesson


Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Types: Lesson Plans (Individual)

Product Description

Electronic waste or e-waste is broadly defined as anything that is being thrown away by consumers that contains a circuit board. The 1st law of the Digital Age is “Newer is Better”. Old TV’s, phones and computers become obsolete electronic garbage called e-waste. Digital Dumping is the practice of exporting outdated equipment to developing countries like China and India. Peasant farmers, working for just $8/day, with burned hands are breaking down America’s Computers.
This presentation includes a link to a video investigation that explores Digital Dumping.
Students will…
• Explore the common toxic components in digital devices and their effects on the body
• Examine more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with electronic waste
• Create an e-waste digital poster (Student Exemplars included)
Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.
UPDATE: A lesson plan has been added to this resource (PDF and editable PowerPoint versions)
Total Pages: 17 pages
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10




Lesson Plans (Individual)